High-Speed Rail

September 20, 2012 6:02 PM

Feds to streamline high-speed rail approval process

President Barack Obama will announce plans Friday to streamline federal evaluation and permitting of the Fresno-to-Bakersfield stretch of California's proposed high-speed train system. As part of his "We Can't Wait" initiative to speed development of major transportation projects, the president is directing the Federal Railroad Administration to finish its environmental review of the 114-mile section by October 2013.

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